1297336938490_ORIGINALPolice laid more impaired driving charges over the weekend.

The first came late Friday, at about 11:20 p.m., as Lambton OPP were waiting roadside, police said, on Lambton Line and Mawlaw Road in Dawn-Euphemia Township — with a man who was waiting for a ride home from a friend.

A driver was observed making multiple u-turns in the area, and officers pulled him over, then surmised he’d been drinking alcohol, police said.

The driver was on his way to pick up the man waiting roadside, police said, noting breath samples taken showed the driver was more than twice the legal limit.

The driver, police said, told officers he got lost on the way to pick up his friends.

A 62-year-old Bothwell man faces impaired driving charges and is due in Sarnia court Sept. 14.

The man waiting for a ride had been stopped for a Highway Traffic Act violation, but more information wasn’t available, police said.

A few hours later, 2 a.m. Saturday, police allege a motorist disobeyed a posted stop sign at Holt Line and Highway 40 in St. Clair Township.

The driver continued on erratically before being stopped, police said.

Officers, police said, suspected the driver had been drinking alcohol, and breath samples showed the driver was more than three times the legal limit.

A 20-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with impaired driving and is also scheduled to appear in Sarnia court Sept. 14.

Lambton OPP is reminding drivers that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair the ability to drive, and that impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.

Source: The Sarnia Observer